Hi ho. Pretty quiet around here at blue central. I’m still hard working on blueprint and moving towards that version 2.0 that I keep talking about. Some interesting things that might be coming out of this are a COM+ interface for The Sims. Basically while building all the goodies for V2, I’ve been tweaking and tuning my Sims library (my magic bag of tricks that talks to The Sims files) and found that I might be able to put them into a COM+ object for you programmers out there. What does this mean? Well it might mean you can very easily create your own Sim programs using this COM+ object. The object comes in the form of a DLL that you install and can distribute with your app. You just create your application (VB, Delphi, C++ or any other programming language that supports COM) and use the interface provided. With the object in hand, you’ll be able to do something like open up an IFF file and write data to it without having to know anything about the structure. The COM object does it for you. You just call a public interface that I design to do the nasty work. I haven’t worked out all the details yet but it looks like this might be possible. I’ll be building a test COM application in the next little while and make it available (with source code) and if anyone is interested (you are still out there right?) then I’ll continue to add features to the COM object. Anyways, back to work (sorry for the techie slant on this post to all you non-programmers).